Sherwood residents report break ins

Published 9:38 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2009

At least two homeowners on Sherwood Avenue reported their homes were broken into Wednesday.

Paula and Todd Carpenter, residents of Sherwood Avenue, said they found jewelry and a rifle taken from their home likely between 8:15 and 9 a.m. Wednesday.

In addition, their neighbors Gary and Oliva Spurlin reported their home burglarized, as well, Carpenter said.

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Paula said her 14-year-old son was the only person home at the time the incident took place, but he was upstairs asleep.

The incident wasn’t discovered until later that afternoon.

The burglars allegedly broke into the Carpenter’s home through the back window, which she found broken later that afternoon.

Paula said it appeared someone had rummaged through jewelry boxes in her room, and she found all her jewelry was missing.

While the situation isn’t pleasant, Paula said it could have been much worse.

“It could have been a lot worse,” she said. “We were lucky with Mitchell being here.”

Gary Spurlin said he did not wish to comment, but he confirmed his house was allegedly burglarized.

Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage did not have information to release Wednesday night, but he did say there were burglaries reported in that area.

The incidents are under investigation by the Troy Police Department.